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DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Domestic abuse is nowbeing tied totwo deaths across Maine in just the last week.

First,police saya woman in Augusta is stabbed to death by her boyfriend. Then just two days ago police say violence involving another couple in a Bangor apartment resulted in a 21-year-old girl losing her life.

These are just the recent cases making headlines and as NEWS CENTER's Mike DeSumma found out some Mainers who work to help victims of abuse each year even have their own stories to share.